Rats are Awesome

So we have pet rats, and they are fantastic. Affectionate, eager to come out of their cage and play, etc. But the purpose of this post is not to convince you what great pets rats make (or to convince you that we are craaa-zy), it is to share what awesome healing machines rats are. One of our rats had surgery to have a tumor removed and went from huge scar to almost completely healed in 10 days flat.

This is not the first time we’ve been able to witness what fast healers these guys are. Of course, it is a double-edged sword: heal like mad, produce tumors like mad. Usually with rats it’ll be one of two things that do ‘em in: tumors or respiratory issues.

(An aside: there are a million sentences I never would have thought I’d write in my life, only to have parenthood produce a ton of them. The sentence above is a good example. Not only does it contain “our rats”, but also “one of our rats” and “had surgery.” So many unexpected pieces!)